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Others think that Chloe is a place, as if one were to say" Antioch's people,'" Is CHRIST THB HuD oP A FACTIONl CHRYSOS· TOM: The quarreling at Corinth was not over for example. Bur others rh ink that she was a trivial matters but over something fundamental. woman devoted to God, in whose company there were many faithful worshipers. CoMMBN· TARY ON PAUL'S EPISTLBS. 5 Even those who said they were of Christ were at fault, because they were implicidy denying this to others and making Christ the head of a faction rather than the head of the whole church.

2:6-12 GOD'S SECRET WISDOM Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification. 'None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 'But, as it is written, ·what no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him, • 10God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

11-U. 1'NPNF 1 12:12. ~PNF 1 12:13. 1:17-19 PREACHING THE GOSPEL For Cbrist did not send me to baptize but to preacb the gospel, and not with eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 11For the word of the cross is Jolly to those who are perishing, but to us wbo are being saved it is tbe power of God. 19For it is written, •I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart. • 17 Ovaavrawz Not everyone who baptizes is competent to preach the gospel (AMBROSIAS· TBR).

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